The annual 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is done and over. In its wake are a whole slew of new guns, tactical and hunting gear, and other related items shown to the public for the first time, soon to be for sale at a gun store near you. Here’s some of the best on released at SHOT.
With the U.S. firearms market flooded with near-identical 9x19mm, polymer-framed pistols, a unique selling point is increasingly key. As we've seen with the new Hudson H9, manufacturers recognize that setting themselves apart is key to gaining market share. One of the best ways of breaking away from the pack is developing something no other manufacturer is offering. Utah-based SilencerCo, best known for its range of suppressors rather than actual firearms, has done this. At this year's SHOT show, the company is unveiling an impressive new weapon.
This week, Hudson Mfg launched the H9, its new striker-fired 9mm 1911 hybrid. This new pistol is looking to tap into two of America's major handgun markets, hoping to appeal to both die-hard 1911 fans (and competition shooters who favor the venerable Colt for its power and accuracy), as well as the huge 9x19mm pistol market.